Fantastic controller, personally i prefer a black or white colour but as this is a sepcial edition silver will do lol. The D-pad has always been the downfall for the xbox 360 which is why, until now i have purchased all fighting games on the PS3. This new D-pad, although a bit more chunkier than its PS3 rival, is very fast and responsive. It also makes what used to be very hard (executing moves and precision movements) into a very do-able task. For me this controller with its new modifications betters the PS3 controller in almost every way. More durable, no buttons that stick into their sockets, and the same comfort as the previous controller means you are onto a winner here. The only thing the PS3 controller has over this is the six axis feature, which for me, is a bit of a fad. One thing i will mention, if you are a FPS head and don't really play fighting games, this is not essential as the Dpad is rarely used in these types of games. However, if you are a fighting fan you can finally enjoy a decent game of street fighter or Mortal Kombat! With the play and charge kit included this works out at the same price as the standard controller so if you need one this is a no brainer.
Hope this helps.